Will of RELEAF M. S. MASON of GREENWICH, WASHINGTON, N.Y.
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TRANSCRIBED By MARY ANN SALISBURY for SAMPUBCO
MASON, RELEAF M. S., GREENWICH,Washington NY-58-4A-278
SEE WILLS OF REV. JAMES O. MASON AND TRUMAN MASON
NOTES FROM THE TRANSCRIBER, MARY ANN SALISBURY:
REV. JAMES O. and RELEAF M. (SMITH) MASON’s DAUGHTER IN LAW, JULIA HEATH MASON, was the WIDOW of their SON, CAPTAIN, later BREVET MAJOR ALONZO TRUMAN MASON. They were the PARENTS of EMMA and FRANK.
JULIA was the DAUGHTER of MORGAN HEATH and SARAH SALISBURY (Sarah was Morgan’s 2nd of 3 Wives). Her BROTHER was HENRY L. HEATH.
JULIA was the MATERNAL GRAND DAUGHTER of ELSA ALICE REYNOLDS and JOHN SALISBURY

WILL :
In the name of God, Amen:
I, RELEAF M. S. MASON, of the Town and Village of GREENWICH, WASHINGTON COUNTY, and State of NEW YORK, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
FIRST: - I direct my EXECUTRIX to pay all my just and lawful debts as soon as may be after my decease --
SECOND: - I give and bequeath to The BOTTSKILL BAPTIST CHURCH of GREENWICH, N.Y. (My Dear Old Church) the sum of two hundred dollars.
THIRD: - I give and bequeath to my Beloved Former Pastor, REV. THOMAS CULL, the sum of fifty dollars.
FOURTH: - I give and bequeath to my DAUGHTER IN LAW, JULIA H. MASON the bond and mortgage I own and hold upon the home place I now occupy in the village of GREENWICH; also the due bill of $100 signed by EDMUND H. GIBSON, TRUSTEE of The BAPTIST CHURCH aforesaid
The one hundred dollars having been advanced for improvements on the Barn on said Home Place.
FIFTH: - I give and bequeath to my NEICE, JENNIE M. STOVER, the use of three hundred dollars for and during the term of her natural life; and in case she may for her care and comfort need to use the principal sum of said $300 or any part thereof, then I direct my EXECUTRIX hereinafter named to pay the same to her or for her use and comfort.
SIXTH: - All the rest, residue and remainder of my property. Of every name and nature, and wherever situated, I give, and devise, and bequeath, absolutely to my TWO GRANDCHILDREN, EMMA S. COLE and FRANK H. MASON, to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
I hereby make, nominate and appoint my DAUGHTER IN LAW, JULIA H. MASON the sole EXECUTRIX of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of May 1897.
RELEAF M. S. MASON (L. S.)
The above instrument, consisting of two pages was subscribed by the above named RELEAF M. S. MASON, in our presence and in the presence of each of us; She, at the same time, declared said instrument, so subscribed by her, to be her Last Will and Testament and asked us to sign our names as witnesses thereto and we, thereupon, in her presence and in the presence of each other, so subscribed our names.
CHARLES C. VAN KIRK of GREENWICH, N.Y.
WILLIAM A. VAN KIRK of GREENWICH, N.Y.

IN SURROGATE’S COURT, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON - IN THE MATTER OF THE PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF RELEAF M. S. MASON, DECEASED. - STATE OF NEW YORK, SS. COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
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